We’ll take the hassle out of organising your school trip.
We’ve got a schools information pack prepared for teachers which includes all the required risk assessments. We can make up food or ice cream vouchers for your visit. And we offer a fabulous discounted rate for school groups.
The educational opportunities at Folly Farm are endless. From listening to our public zoo talks to having hands-on encounters in the Jolly Barn, there’s always something to learn. But you can enhance your school visit by booking a school talk or a tour of the Jolly Barn which links into curriculum topics for KS1 and KS2. We offer the following talks and tours:
Zoo talks – ‘Habitats’, ‘Africa’ and ‘What’s for Dinner?’ talks.
Farm talks or tours – ‘Discovery Farmyard’ tour of the Jolly Barn, ‘Love your pets’ talk.
We’re sorry but we don’t offer tours of the zoo because it’s spread over such a large area.
How do I make a booking?
That’s simple, just call us on 01834 812731 with approximate numbers for your school group and we’ll send you a confirmation email.
Here’s how we can help make your day go as smoothly as possible:
- We have a small amount of secure school locker crates, which can be booked for bags and coats.
- Coach drivers are offered free entrance and a £5 food voucher.
- We’ve got an undercover picnic area available for you in case the weather is poor.
- Funfair tokens can be ordered in advance to fit your budget.
- Goodie bags are available and can be made up to fit your budget (minimum spend of £2.50).
School visit terms and conditions
- Our special school rate applies to school, meithrin and Flying Start groups only.
- We’re happy to offer this rate on weekdays during school term times.
- We ask schools to pre-book their visit in advance by calling 01834 812731.
- We offer our adult school rate to college and university students but we’re sorry the free adult ratio doesn’t apply.
Please read our full terms and conditions.